Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Rating 3.5 3.5
Sony HT-Z9F
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 6.8. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F versus 100 W for the HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HT-Z9F
HT-X9000F

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

169
172

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
2.5/5
Sony HT-Z9F
Sony HT-X9000F
Sony HT-Z9F
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price